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Awesome View

Visited on a Sunday morning during a trip to Austin with friends, including an 8 year old. Can be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dan P
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Houston, Texas
Climb up the sky to view snaking Colorado River

Take those 100 steps, get awed by the stunning view of part of Austin & blue water of snaking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bajwa2u
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Dallas, Texas
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Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3800 Mt Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on a Sunday morning during a trip to Austin with friends, including an 8 year old. Can be a little tricky to find and parking is a bit limited, but worth the trip. Awesome view of both the river and downtown Austin, easy hike...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take those 100 steps, get awed by the stunning view of part of Austin & blue water of snaking Colorado River. The Covert Park of 1830s is wonderful gift by Covert family to people of Austin. Caution: keep young kids away from Cliff edges. No...More

Thank bajwa2u
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mount Bonnell worth the trip, bit of a walk up, 100 steps but the view is worth it three vantage points for selfie and pic's don't miss out.

Thank Alfio G
Reviewed 6 days ago

My friend that lives just outside of Austin recommended this as a possible sightseeing stop. Time wasn't our friend, so I didn't expect to have the time to go there. We were on our way to see something else and just happened upon Mount Bonnell!...More

Thank TwillDog9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take W. 35th St West until it dead ends onto Mt. Bonnell Rd. Go across an old bridge and up to the crest of the road and look for parking on the left side of the road. Climb the stairway to heaven and enjoy 360...More

1  Thank JoeMcCullough
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to, easy parking, nice climb up some steps, then before you, is a stunning view of Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

Thank Texasteve1964
Reviewed 1 week ago

Austin looks pretty good at street level, but if you want to see the whole picture, head for Mount Bonnell. The view is just great, taking in both the town and lake. As a plus, the neighborhood you go through on the way is not...More

Thank Garry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a pretty easy, short hike up to the top of Mount Bonnell. This isn't for the avid hikers who want to walk many miles, but perhaps we missed the trails that do give you this option.

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're from out of town be sure to visit mount Bonnel. You get sweeping views of Austin. There is a good hike you can do or just drive there and park. It can get crowded at sunset but it's worth it. Get there a...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be a quiet spot to enjoy a sunrise/sunset picnic. While it's still beautiful is gotten extremely busy. I can't recommend a "good time" to go. You'll get a view but there is no guarantee it will be remotely private. In Austin fashion...More

Thank Bryan A
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Andrew L
24 February 2017|
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Response from Tastingtheworldforyou | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have picnic tables & trash cans there in assorted areas but be prepared for a few people passing by & possibly asking for a bite of food!
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waterlover5769
2 February 2017|
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Response from Keep_Austin_Beerd | Reviewed this property |
If you're like most locals and are into fitness, you can rent a bike. If riding in hills is not your thing, you can use a ride-share app like rideaustin (Uber and Lyft don't work here).
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Jiangnan S
30 December 2016|
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Response from Merin G | Reviewed this property |
Not long at all, maybe ten or fifteen minutes. It's not really a trail, just a set of steps up to the top from the parking area. It's absolutely worth doing, though, because its the best view in Austin.
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